The Bachelor is forging forward with out Chris Harrison for now.
Simply weeks after the embattled host introduced he was taking a break from the franchise for a TBA period of time, we now know who would be the face of the After the Remaining Rose particular.
Harrison has been the face of the franchise since its launch on ABC, however the Host courted a lot controversy throughout an interview with former star Rachel Lindsay about present contestant Rachael Kirkconnell.
As you might be seemingly properly conscious, Kirkconnell made previous selections and statements that she has now known as “racist and flawed.”
The Season 25 finalist as soon as attended at a plantation-themed celebration, preferred of pictures that featured the Accomplice Flag on social media.
Harrison caught warmth for the way in which he dealt with an interview with Lindsay. As an alternative of fascinated by the victims of Kirkconnell’s actions, and as an alternative defended the contestant.
“I haven’t talked to Rachael about it, all of us have to have just a little grace, just a little understanding, just a little compassion,” he mentioned to Lindsay.
“I’ve seen some stuff on-line. Once more, this choose, jury, executioner factor the place individuals are simply tearing this lady’s life aside … Till I really hear this lady have an opportunity to talk, who am I to say any of this.”
“I noticed an image of her at a sorority celebration 5 years in the past that’s it… My guess? These ladies received dressed up and went to a celebration and had a good time, they had been 18 years previous.
“Now, does that make it OK? I don’t know Rachel, you inform me. Have been all of us trying by way of [that lens] in 2018?”
The interview instantly sparked backlash, and Harrison issued a press release shortly after.
“Whereas I don’t communicate for Rachael Kirkconnell, my intentions had been merely to ask for grace in providing her a chance to talk on her personal behalf. What I now notice I’ve accomplished is trigger hurt by wrongly talking in a way that perpetuates racism, and for that I’m so deeply sorry,” he mentioned in his assertion earlier this week.
“I additionally apologize to my pal Rachel Lindsay for not listening to her higher on a subject she has a first-hand understanding of, and humbly thank the members of Bachelor Nation who’ve reached out to me to carry me accountable. I promise to do higher.”
His apology was not sufficient to keep away from a scandal, nevertheless, and he subsequently confirmed he was taking a break.
“This historic season of The Bachelor shouldn’t be marred or overshadowed by my errors or diminished by my actions,” Harrison wrote on Instagram earlier this month.
“To that finish, I’ve consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will likely be stepping apart for a time frame and won’t be part of for the After the Remaining Rose particular.”
He continued, “I’m devoted to getting educated on a extra profound and productive degree than ever earlier than. I need to guarantee our solid and crew members, to my associates, colleagues and our followers: this isn’t only a second, however a dedication to a lot better understanding that I’ll actively make day by day.”
After weeks of hypothesis, Emmanuel Acho revealed by way of social media that he could be the face of The Bachelor: After the Remaining Rose Particular, which can air March 15.
“IT’S OFFICIAL,” Acho wrote on Instagram.
“I’ve accepted the Rose and am honored to be internet hosting the @bachelorabc After the Remaining Rose this 12 months.”
“It has been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be probably the most storied reveals in TV historical past. Empathy is required and alter is coming.
“Share the news! I will see y’all then!”
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Mary Ellers is Wahu Times’s senior journalist covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Mary graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.